Lord Ian Livingston

Non-executive Director; Independent

Appointed: 1 August 2021

Committee membership: Remuneration (Chair), Audit & Risk and Finance

Tenure: 1 year

Career: Lord Livingston of Parkhead (Ian P. Livingston) is former Chair of Currys plc, one of Europe's largest retailers of consumer electronics. Ian was previously Chairman of Man Group plc and Chief Executive of BT Group plc. He has also served as Minister of State for Trade and Investment, and as a non-executive director on the boards of a number of public companies quoted in the US and UK, including as board chair, remuneration committee chair and audit committee chair. Ian is a member of the House of Lords and a Non-executive director of S&P Global.

Skills and competencies: Ian is a Chartered Accountant who qualified with Arthur Andersen & Co and went on to become the youngest FTSE 100 CFO when appointed to the Dixons Group plc Board.

Ian brings a wealth of experience to National Grid, having held both CFO and CEO positions in large, high-profile public companies.
He has extensive experience of large, regulated
companies operating in both the UK and internationally in a variety of sectors
. He is widely regarded in both the corporate and financial world for his track record of consistently achieving enhanced shareholder value. Ian is Chair of the Remuneration Committee, where he brings significant experience and broad business perspective to discussions. He has a variety of non-commercial interests and involvement with a number of charities in in education and social care.

External appointments:

  • Member of the House of Lords